Finally a long walk at sunset with the pup

The moon was awesome tonight and the weather cool enough to cause me to linger and catch up with my neighbour at the top of her driveway while our dogs played.

With a moon like that, you can be sure that if you hear the sound of police or fire sirens it will be followed by the howling of the coyotes within earshot.  Tonight we were surrounded.  They were too far to see but there were many.  The dogs fortunately stayed close by.

As I started walking towards the wash, I noticed that if I looked right (to the east) the moon was rising and that almost exactly to the west, the sun was setting.  I stopped and took two photos.

Looking East.

Looking West.


There’s hardly anything left blooming.  We’re at the end of the summer and everyone is looking forward to the early mornings when we actually get to open our windows again to enjoy the cooler temperatures.

A staghorn cholla bloom surprised me at the end of our walk.

Oh, and the dog is not a pup anymore but to me she will always be.

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